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Old 12-20-2012, 06:17 PM   #1
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Unhappy please help me thyroid gone crazy

Hi, you all might know whats going on with me because i feel like my new endo and the one before her just dont get it. I started losing weight and shaking last christmas from hyperthyroidism . I went to the er and was put on methimazole in march 2012. I was thrown out there on this medicine for 3 months and not monitored. Anyways i lost 20 pounds from being hyper and have gained 42 since march after being put on methimazole. I saw a new endo yesterday with high hopes. She didnt want to hear about the fact that i feel hypo and keep gaining weight despite every effort not to. My question is..my TSH is low at 0.005...it was 0.008 so i guess im getting worse but my free t3 and free t4 are in the low normal range. My doc wants me to up my dose from 5mg a day to 10. I feel like she is going only by my tsh. Should i do what she says? Im so confused,depressed and scared of never stopping gaining weight. Please give me advice. Could there be more to it than this? She says if I have graves its a very mild case judging by my antibodies.

 
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Re: please help me thyroid gone crazy

You're right. She's treating by TSH only, when the focus should be on the free Ts. If they are only low-normal and you feel hypo, then you are hypo and don't need to increase the dose.

I can't tell you what you should do; but speaking for myself, I wouldn't be upping that dose.
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